McMillers (Italy) Update – March/April 2022

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March/April Newsletter

A picture of Pastor Tyler McMiller with Roberto Scafa on our way to his home in Florence. One of my major inspirations in studying Italian was to catechise Roberto (Italian being the only language he speaks)… praise be to God, we had our first catechism class in Italian in his home a few weeks ago.

Blessings in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The McMiller family has been busy getting used to life in Italy and Pastor Tyler McMiller is busy traveling across the Peninsula, visiting our members with catechesis and the Lord’s Supper, with Word and Sacrament.

Here is a picture of Giovanni Caputo, a man who lives two hours outside of Rome. Giovanni  comes to Lutheranism from the Roman Catholic Church, having left after continual disenfranchisement.

Above can see a picture of the McMiller family with Luca de Benedictis and his girlfriend Ambra. Luca comes to us from the Baptist Church in Civitavecchia after he had been kicked out for refusing to receive the Covid vaccine. Even so, for years, he had followed Lutheran theology from the internet.

While my mentoring to the Italian seminary students continues, beyond their work and academic responsibilities, we continue forward with an Italian Lutheran hymnal for use in our Church (bottom right). So far we have almost 250 hymns, a Divine Service, two Services of the Word, a Matins Service and a Vespers Service…to God be the glory!

A picture of our Zoom Service of the Word which allows the Lutheran Church in Italy to proclaim forgiveness in Christ to people in every corner of the Italian Peninsula… Naples, Rome, Florence, Turin, Padova, Abruzzo and Civitavecchia!

John 20:17-18 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her

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